10 Ways Jay-Z Influenced the World

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He Brought Hip Hop Between the Lines

Other rappers and musicians have owned parts of sports teams, but it's hard to think of another that's had the impact that Jay's had. Despite his small ownership stake (now relinquished), he was basically the face of the Brooklyn Nets, and played key roles in the building of the team's new stadium, its logo design, stadium decor and more. 

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